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New and Upcoming Markers of Alcohol Consumption

  • Friedrich M. Wurst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Margareta A. Diczfalusy, Mats von Wachenfeldt, Inger Holmberg, Stefan E. H. Alexson
    Pages 17-34
  3. Friedrich Martin Wurst, Joerg Metzger, Katja Jachau, Stephan Seidl, Lutz Pridzun, Ines Janda et al.
    Pages 62-74
  4. Arthur Varga, Kristian Moller, Per Hansson, Steina Aradottir, Christer Alling
    Pages 75-92

About these proceedings

Introduction

Alcohol consumption in all European countries is one of the leading causes for productivity loss, premature death, and accidents and is a hazard to health. Therefore, in order to monitor alcohol consumption in clinical as well as in forensic practice, occupational medicine, at court and for traffic safety and safety at workplaces, biological state markers of high sensitivity and specificity, capable of monitoring those in treatment for alcohol dependence or poly-drug-abusers as well as social drinkers in risky situations (driving, workplaces) are required. The markers known today can not be considered satisfying with regard to these parameters. Therefore the aim of this book is to contribute to improving the above mentioned issues by promoting knowledge on new, by far more accurate, and both disease and time independent alcohol intake markers.

Keywords

alcohol alcohol consumption alcoholism antibody biological state markers biology death ethanol health medicine organ protein proteins safety treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich M. Wurst
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric University HospitalBaselSwitzerland

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